February 25, 2020

Ruth M. (Basel) Bateman

Died June 27, 2019


Ruth M. (Basel) Bateman, 94, passed away June 27, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ruth was born in Wellington Township, Alpena County, to Charles and Wilhelmina (Brandt) Basel. She graduated from Hillman High School in 1942 and became a registered nurse in 1946. Most of Ruth’s career was spent working 36 years with the American Red Cross Great Lakes Regional Blood Program.

In 1987 Ruth retired and moved to Alger, where she worked as a Red Cross volunteer, organizing and promoting blood drives at the Faith Lutheran Church in Prescott, where she was a member. Ruth moved to Walker Place in Minneapolis, Minn., in August 2001, where she resided until her demise.

Ruth is survived by her two children, Guy Dean Bateman, Ph.D., of Tacoma, Wash., and Della (Mitra) Somwaru of Golden Valley, Minn.; her brother, Carol O. Basel of Alpena; and several nieces, nephews and their descendants.

Interment was at the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Royston on July 5, 2019.


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